The Nordhavn 55 is one of the most popular trawlers ever conceived – an ideal cruising trawler that can be handled by a couple and capable of traveling to virtually unlimited destinations worldwide. Terrapin has a legacy of being one of the most active 55’s. She started her cruising career in the Pacific Northwest, then took off south, through the Panama Canal and over to the US eastern seaboard. Her green painted hull is distinctive and instantly recognizable, turning heads in every port she enters.
For travel in coastal and offshore waters, she is powered by a continuous duty John Deere main engine with dry stack exhaust. Underway, she keeps on an even keel by her ABT TRAC active fin stabilizers. For marina positioning and maneuvering she has bow and stern thrusters. There is a wing engine for back up propulsion. Like many Nordhavns outfitted for extensive adventure, she has many comforts and luxuries as well as an assortment of redundant equipment including a vast collection of spare parts. Terrapin has travelled for thousands of miles, been well looked after and is ready to continue on.
Terrapin has the classic Nordhavn 55 layout with three heads and three staterooms; owner, guest and captain’s. The owner’s stateroom is conveniently positioned directly forward of the galley. The guest stateroom / office has the clever hinged bulkhead to convert to a large suite. Her entry level features a spacious saloon and galley with large windows outboard. The raised pilothouse includes the captain’s cabin and head aft and affords a commanding view forward and on the sides. The outside decks are protected and one of her best features is the flybridge atop the pilothouse.
The interior on Terrapin is light and airy due to the white laminate panels in the staterooms (the same white with teak trim that is standard on every 55 and 60 utility room). The varnished teak is a nice compliment and the cabins feel much larger. Machinery is distributed through the lazarette, basement and standing height engine room. Great care has been invested in designing a vessel that is just as easy to service as she is to operate.